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i hope none of you 300 brothers have had the displeasure of being rear ended in your smoking ride. i have, with 22's, eibach drop, it wasn't pretty. thank god i didn't have the zoomers duals yet. i was forced to nail the brakes (thanks to some old timer) on santa monica blvd in LA on a random day in 5pm traffic. the rest is a blur. i slowed down to less than 10mph when out of no where i was blasted in the rear end by an isuzu rodeo going between 35 & 40 mph. for those of you who don't know the 300 took the hit like a tank. i had 4 people in the car including myself (back passengers had no belts on) and no one had a scratch. luckily for the guilty party it was a hit and run. my 300 is my most prized posession and i got out of the car (once i bounced into the median) ready to crack some skulls! they were long gone and when it was all said and done it didn't cost me a penny. the moral of the story: rather than having chrysler repair my sig series i chose the benz body guy. $7500 dollars later i had a flawless repair. i got a new trunk lid (which is aluminum stock by the way), new right quarter, new bumper & facing, frame pull, and paint job. i just want everyone to know it could have been a lot worse in another ride. these cars are built to last and this story is proof. i have pics but they are to large to attach. my non-pc ass can't figure out how to shrink them and get them on this site. any tips on how to shrink pics to fit this site is appreciated..
 

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i hope none of you 300 brothers have had the displeasure of being rear ended in your smoking ride. i have, with 22's, eibach drop, it wasn't pretty. thank god i didn't have the zoomers duals yet. i was forced to nail the brakes (thanks to some old timer) on santa monica blvd in LA on a random day in 5pm traffic. the rest is a blur. i slowed down to less than 10mph when out of no where i was blasted in the rear end by an isuzu rodeo going between 35 & 40 mph. for those of you who don't know the 300 took the hit like a tank. i had 4 people in the car including myself (back passengers had no belts on) and no one had a scratch. luckily for the guilty party it was a hit and run. my 300 is my most prized posession and i got out of the car (once i bounced into the median) ready to crack some skulls! they were long gone and when it was all said and done it didn't cost me a penny. the moral of the story: rather than having chrysler repair my sig series i chose the benz body guy. $7500 dollars later i had a flawless repair. i got a new trunk lid (which is aluminum stock by the way), new right quarter, new bumper & facing, frame pull, and paint job. i just want everyone to know it could have been a lot worse in another ride. these cars are built to last and this story is proof. i have pics but they are to large to attach. my non-pc ass can't figure out how to shrink them and get them on this site. any tips on how to shrink pics to fit this site is appreciated..
Go to Download.com and look up iResize. Open the program, select "resize one image" and then you can take photos on your desktop, drag them into the white box that is there, and select the size (in pixels...id go with between 250 and 350 for quickest sending/posting ratio with quality) of how large you want it. (I took my dad's 9mega pixel camera and shrunk the picture into a size that took under a second to send in an email.)
Stick with mac's....PC = PIECE of CRAP....my mom worked for Microsoft in the 90's, and was VP of Apple....as i have used both Operating Systems a lot....MACS ARE BETTER.
Enjoy the new program!
 

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I don't get how they left the seen after a 35+ mph front hit. Did they ditch a stolen car? If not did you try going to each business on Santa Monica blvd for a mile or so back and forward to see if anyone had a DVR camera setup that might of caught the plates? Most of the newer hard drive recorders loop for 1 week to 6 months and can go to any spot in time instantly. It's a long shot but it's worth it.
 

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PC = PIECE of CRAP....my mom worked for Microsoft in the 90's, and was VP of Apple....as i have used both Operating Systems a lot....MACS ARE BETTER.
Enjoy the new program!
LAME MAC USER---> :eek:mfg: :rocketwho <---PC OWNER
 

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i have pics but they are to large to attach. my non-pc ass can't figure out how to shrink them and get them on this site. any tips on how to shrink pics to fit this site is appreciated..
Find the info you need for posting pics here .
Glad to hear you and your passengers escaped unharmed and your car is back on the road!
 

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i got a new trunk lid (which is aluminum stock by the way), new right quarter, new bumper & facing, frame pull, and paint job.

Jeeze, frame pulled... Every time I hear that happening people usually say the car never rides the same again. Hope it works out for you.
 

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I've been there...

Hello 3hundo,

As the header says, I've been there also. I don't have a C, but I do have a 300 base model (CV). I was rearended in my 300 over the Memorial Day weekend. I was waiting at a red light when a older gentleman, driving a Ford F-150 pickup slammed into the back of the car. At that time the car was barely 6 months old. (I was pretty upset over the whole thing,-first accident and brand new car) At first the damage didn't look too bad, the original thought was just the painted rear fascia skin. After the police were called and the reports taken, I called the local Dodge dealer in my area which happened to have a body shop onsite. I took the car over to them the following day to have them look at the damage and to give me an estimate for what it would cost. I filed a claim against the other person's insurance company and they came out to look at the car while the car was at the bodyshop. When the shop started to tear down the back end of the car, the tech noted that there was additional damage behind the skin. The trunk panel took a pretty good hit. The trunk panel is the part inside the trunk that the latch clicks into. The trunk lid and tails were undamaged. I have posted pictures of the car in various stages of reconstruction as well as the pictures at the accident scene before the car was repaired. (If I remember correctly for the after shots, the heading was "Brian's CV 300 "Plastic Surgery" pictures")

The total repair bill for the damage came out to 1240, which included a new trunk panel, trunk latch, paint, rear bumper fascia, and the miscellaneous fasteners and clips that needed to be replaced that hold the rear fascia to the back of the car. (I attached the "before" shots below)

Glad to hear your car looks good as new and is back on the road.

Sincerely yours,

Brian T. Carotenuto
 

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